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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C
Lafayette is a town in Tennessee with a population of 4,985. Lafayette is in Macon County. Living in Lafayette offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lafayette there are a lot of parks. Many families and retirees live in Lafayette and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$106,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$571
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Lafayette Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    150.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    18.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    18.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    169.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,579.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    300.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    47%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    25%
    13%

Working in Lafayette

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$31,804
National
$55,322
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Lafayette Reviews

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Lafayette is a rapidly growing city. It is laid back and family friendly. There are several shops and restaurants. You can have the best of both worlds. There is a city, but there are also many farms and farmland. It is a great place to raise a family and to grow up. The commute is very easy and fast. There are not many jobs here though. Many people travel to other nearby towns to work. There are several small stores to work at. There are very few factories.
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They have a very good school system and their cost of living is low. I would love to see Lafayette grow in size. There is not a lot to do in my town. The best part of living in Lafayette is probably living close to my children and grandchildren. Like I said, the cost of living is low and they're scools are really good. I would recommend to Lafayette to anyone with children of school ages.
Lafayette is an amazing town located in Northern Middle Tennessee. It has a rich value of sincerity and friendliness everywhere.